Dana White Says B.J. Penn Has Almost Reached The 145 Weight Goal

UFC President, Dana White said this week that former lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn is almost down to his goal weight of 145 pounds for his TUF 19 showdown with Frankie Edgar mid-next year, demonstrating just how serious “The Prodigy” is taking this comeback.

Dana, speaking during the UFC 166 post-fight press conference, said:

“First of all, everyone is questioning his weight? He’s almost there now. Wait till you see how skinny he is, it’s crazy. BJ is one of those guys, once he sets his mind to something this is what he’s decided to do. He believes he’s going to rip through these guys and win that title and I love that. That’s what I want guys here for.

That’s why when the older guys try and come back, I ask ‘why?’ You’re at this age, you’ve accomplished so many things, look what BJ Penn has accomplished. BJ Penn built the 155 pound division at a time when people used to go, ‘oh those guys are too small, we don’t want to see the small guys fight. Those guys will never be a pay-per-view draw.’ BJ was one of the biggest PPV draws in the UFC at the time.”

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